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Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Accommodation for groups of 18 plus 8 and 6 in additional 2 barns

An exquisite Elizabethan (Tudor) moated Manor House and 2 Beautifully restored and luxuriously equipped barns on the grounds of Blo Norton Hall,in the heart of Norfolk

Blo Norton Hall sleeping 18 in 8 bedrooms with en-suits with further accommodation sleeping 8 in Virgina Barn or 6 in Duleep Singh Barn . They are available all year round as a separate or joint rental with Blo Norton Hall.

The Main house is furnished throughout with antique furniture. Family portraits and other pictures line the grand oak staircase and reception rooms. The entrance hall leads into the Main Hall where access to the drawing room with the hi tech hi fi allowing piped music through out the ground floor and the Sitting room where one can relax watching Tv or just admire the gardens, the fireplaces are a real treat in the autumn to keep you cozy and warm. The large charismatic open plan kitchen is on the east of the entrance hall with direct access into the gardens. Small double bedroom available for the less able.

The first floor corridor leads to six luxurious bedrooms with six bathrooms / shower rooms ( five en-suite).

The second floor provides outstanding views of the surrounding gardens and offers a further king sized bedroom with en-suite and a further large lounging area with TV and Ping Pong Table, ideal for the kids.

Virginia Barn sleeping 8 in four bedrooms, 2 King size with ensuites, 1 twin and 1 bunk bed with shared bathroom on the ground floor. A fantastic space with beamed high ceilings, great for entertaining friends and family, with open plan large kitchen. To the front you will find a patio to enjoy a bbq on those sunny days and to the rear a shared area laid to turf, ideal for the children to safely run and play.

Duleep Barn, is smaller but very cozy and still contains all the items you would expect in a well stocked house. With 2 bedrooms, a Kingsize Master bedroom with ensuite over looking beautiful farmland and a twin room, shared bathroom. There is a sofa bed in the open plan lounge and kitchen. Private patio area with BBQ and shared garden to the rear.

Local Amenities: Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve

(IP22 2HX) Tel : 01379 688333. Fax : 01379 688333

Boundary Farm Riding Stables (IP22 2QP) Tel : 07908 223600

Place of Interest around 2 miles away.

Knettishall Heath Country Park (IP22 2TG) Tel: 0845 606 6067

Place of Interest around 4 miles away.

Bressingham Gardens (IP22 5XR) Tel: (44) 01379 686900

Banham Zoo (NR16 2ES) Tel: (44) 01953 887771

Place of Interest around 5 miles away.

Wyken Hall Vineyards (IP31 2DW) Tel: (44) 01359 252372

Place of Interest around 6 miles away.

Ancient House Museum, Thetford (IP24 1AA) Tel: (44) 01842 752599

Place of Interest around 10 miles away.

Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum (IP14 5PW) Tel : 01449 672670

Place of Interest around 13 miles away.

Wingfield College (IP21 5RB) Tel: 01206 769607

Grime's Graves (IP27 0TP) Tel: 01842 810656

Place of Interest around 14 miles away.

Bury Saint Edmunds Cathedral (IP32 7BW)) Tel: 01284 748720

Church of Saint Andrew, Wingfield (IP21 5RA) Tel: 01379 586609

Museum of East Anglian Life (IP14 2DF) Tel: 01449 612229

Theatre Royal, Bury Saint Edmunds (IP33 1QR) Tel: 01284 769505

01284 769505

Moyse's Hall Museum (IP33 3BU) Tel: 01284 706183

Nowton Park, Bury Saint Edmunds (IP29 5LX) Tel: 01284 763666

Place of Interest over 15 miles away.

Bradfield Woods National Nature Reserve (IP30 0AL) Tel: 01449 737996

West Stow Country Park (IP28 6HF) Tel: 01284 728718

Stonham Barns Craft Centre (IP14 6AP) Tel: 01449 711755

Newmarket Racecourse (CB8 0TG)

Box Office / Tickets: 0844 579 3010

All other enquiries: 0844 579 3010

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Details for Virginia Barn 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Virginia Barn 1 with 3 Kingsize, and 1 Twin Room bedrooms and 3 baths offers 5 star en suite self catering accommodation in a private and rustic setting. Accessed from the driveway of Blo Norton Hall, this spacious barn conversion has been expertly designed and refurbished. It also provides ample parking,and is superbly equipped including a comfortable and stylish lounge area, elegant dining and a baby grand piano.
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Sue McGrath (Property Manager)
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Guestbook comments from the manager

We all got home last Sunday safely. Actually we have enjoyed our stay in Virginia Barn for relaxing and peaceful. This holiday has been fantastic for the whole family. Also we found in the property everything we needed.

We expect to come back to Virginia Barn at some point of the next summer.

Look forward to seeing you again and thanks a lot for everything.
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Virginia Barn
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Virginia Barn
+44 2075927660
Diss Breckland

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
The property is well presented and furnished; we had a great weekend, enhanced by very warm weather. The location is good to visit nearby attractions, although we spent most of the time relaxing in the very peaceful surroundings. The property was very clean and tidy and the accommodation provides good en-suites for two bedrooms, and a bathroom for the other two bedrooms. Everything was as we expected and if I had to find a desired improvement then some nice relaxing chairs for the garden would be great.
Thanks for an excellent week-end.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I will certainly look into those relaxing chairs for the garden.

Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The White Horse, Thelnetham
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The white Horse, Thelnetham
Car: necessary

The Village itself is surrounded by quiet lanes, ideal for walking, cycling and painting and is close to Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Blo Norton Hall is the perfect choice for a relaxed stay in the East Anglian Countryside.

Blo Norton is situated close to the picturesque Norfolk and Suffolk Borders making it ideal to explore all that both counties have to offer.

Blo Norton lies on the River Little Ouse which separates Suffolk from Norfolk.

The Hall reputedly provided the setting for Virginia Wolf’s short story The Journal of Miss Joan Martyn. In the story the main character, Rosamund Merridew, is a historian researching England's land-tenure system

Attractions and Places of interest close by:

Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve,

Boundary Farm Riding Stables,

Knettishall Heath Country Park,

Bressingham Gardens,

Banham Zoo,

Wyken Hall Vineyards.

Nearest Local Towns:

Diss/ Thetford

Garboldisham (0.5) m.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Diss Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Season 2
Sep 5 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
Festive season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Season 1
Jan 4 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £250
Pet Fee £25
Tax Rate 20.0%
Notes Security deposit returnable £250

Please call for 2 or 4 night breaks

10% discount if booked with Blo Norton Hall

Can be made by either Cheque, Bank Transfer or Credit Card.
Please Note, the Refundable Good housekeeping deposit is banked and refunded within 5 working days

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Diss Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bunk bed
  • All beds have been hand made and painted, giving you a relaxing nights sleep.
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
  • Housekeeper
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
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